Inspirational Explorations Wednesdays

INSPIRATIONAL EXPLORATIONS WEDNESDAYS: April 2019

All sessions begin at 7.15, unless otherwise indicated.

April 3: “Experiencing a Shamanic Journey,” facilitated by Kirsty Inglis.

Kirsty will guide you through a shamanic journey to meet a helper and cultivate access to your internal guidance. Whether you are interested in working on a particular issue, or simply to expand your spiritual repertoire, you will be held in an energetically nourishing space to explore your inner landscape.

Bio: Kirsty Inglis is a shamanic practitioner based in Victoria, BC. She works with clients to help them remember who they truly are and what they want from life. Her healing practice focuses on supporting clients to reconnect with their bodies, to tap into their innate wisdom and in using their intuition to influence their life’s direction and choices. Kirsty’s practice is guided by her teachers in the Shipibo and Lasqueridas Shipibo traditions. The philosophy underpinning Kirsty’s work is the cultivation of ayni (pronounced eye-knee) or “right relationship” so that we can each walk in right relationship – with ourselves, our friends and family, the environment and our wider community – as a means of living a fulfilled life. For more information on Kirsty’s work see https://ayniwest.ca.

April 10. “Writing and Earth”: a poetry, song and readings circle facilitated by Chris Bullock and Hendrik de Pagter. (Sharon Ford is absent this month for medical reasons.) Earth Day is this month.  Bring and read writings about trees, flowers, places, fear for earth’s future, hopes for earth’s future, natural metaphors for human relationships, reflections about how to live in relationship with earth and its beings, and so on. Let your readings start a dialogue with everyone in the circle.

April 17Trees Can Do That? Featuring international speaker, author, urban forest and greening expert, Professor Cecil Konijnendijk 7:15-9 pm at the Cook Street Activity Center, 380 Cook St. Sliding scale: $10-20 admission.  [Frances Litman originally planned this event to be at COT, but the Trees Matter planning group wanted to be assured of a bigger venue as they are inviting all mayors, councillors, planners, community leaders, etc.]

April 22 (Earth Day/Easter Monday)Creating Resilient Green Built Neighbourhoods – A special Earth Day event facilitated by Frances Litman with a variety of community action leaders, featuring Jack Anderson, one of western Canada’s leading green architects, urban planners and community design visionaries. 7-9 pm at COT.

April 24 Kathleen Heilman leads a meditation session. This event is coordinated by Pat Miller, Sean/Wool McLaughlin and Herb Third. To introduce her approach to meditation, Kathleen writes:

“Meditation is about turning 180 degrees and directly experiencing Self, yourSelf without any concepts about what that IS.  I invite you to join me in the effortless practice of just Sitting. In doing so you may become more familiar with WHO AM I and WHAT AM I and how that connects to ALL that is. With a little right practice and right understanding you will soon realize your TRUE NATURE is something that is eternal and infinite. The teaching will always point you back to one thing only…WHAT IS IT THAT IS SITTING IN THE CHAIR. “

The coordinators of Inspirational Explorations invite contributions from as wide a range of presenters as possible. Send proposals or ideas to any one of the coordinators: Arts area and general: Chris Bullock (chrisbullock@shaw.ca ) and John Vanden Heuvel (sunvann@yahoo.ca ); spiritual practices: Peggy Muncaster (muncasterpeggy@gmail.com); new/rediscovered frontiers: (patallanmiller@gmail.com ); environment and interconnections: Frances Litman (info@franceslitman.com ).

 

INSPIRATIONAL EXPLORATIONS WEDNESDAYS: MARCH 2019

All sessions begin at 7.15, unless otherwise indicated

March 6: Peggy Muncaster presents the continuing series, “Manifesting the Divine.”

March 13: Sean (“Wool”) McLaughlin leads an exploration of the topic “Distraction versus     Intention.” Facilitator: Chris Bullock. There will be a brief future program discussion immediately after this session.

March 20: Edward Butterworth presents “Paradigm Shift,” an exploration of social, cultural and environmental change.  Facilitator: Marvelous Trudeau.

March 27: The Gift of Change — We all have the opportunity to reinvent our lives every day … but when major change is thrust upon us, it is no longer a choice, but a necessity.

This seamless blend of story and images portrays how inspirational speaker and intuitive coach, Sherrill Miller, called on her creative skills to reinvent a life that continues to weave the past and the present into a new tapestry — a life full of texture, grace and enchantment.

Sherrill travelled the globe with her husband, renowned photographer Courtney Milne, co-creating a series of books on sacred landscapes from all seven continents. Co-facilitated by Frances Litman

 

The coordinators of Inspirational Explorations invite contributions from as wide a range of presenters as possible. Send proposals or ideas to any one of the coordinators: Arts area and general: Chris Bullock (chrisbullock@shaw.ca ) and John Vanden Heuvel (sunvann@yahoo.ca ); spiritual practices: Peggy Muncaster (muncasterpeggy@gmail.com); new/rediscovered frontiers: Marvelous Trudeau (mavtrudeau@gmail.com ); environment and interconnections: Frances Litman (info@franceslitman.com ).

 


INSPIRATIONAL EXPLORATIONS WEDNESDAYS: FEBRUARY 2019

INSPIRATIONAL EXPLORATIONS is the series of Wednesday evenings devoted to exploring a wide range of aspects of spirituality, presented by as wide a range of people as possible.

February 6:  MANIFESTING THE DIVINE, “Moving to a Higher Octave of Light” is a section of the recorded series “Becoming a Master of Manifesting” by Sanaya Roman. Peggy Muncaster will facilitate listening  to and discussing this section. We begin at 7:15.

February 13. THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LOVE will be the focus of the poetry, song and spiritual readings circle facilitated by Chris Bullock, Sharon Ford, Hendrik de Pagter, and John  Vanden Heuvel. Love gained, love lost, love never found; love of nature, love of another, love of oneself, love of the divine, love of the mundane; bring a poem, song or reading on these or any other aspects of love to this pre-Valentine’s Day event.

February 20:  AWARENESS OF STILLNESS.  Marvelous Trudeau will lead an exploration inspired by  the work of Eckhart Tolle.

February 27:TREES MATTER. Professional photographer Frances Litman shares her imagery in an inspiring slideshow presentation with a variety of guest speakers on the topic of our community trees.

 

INSPIRATIONAL EXPLORATIONS WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 2019

Inspirational Explorations Wednesdays replaces Oneness Wednesdays with a more diverse program that seeks contributions from all attendees of the Church of Truth, whether members, or (we hope) prospective members. You are invited to bring a proposal for an IE Wednesday to the January 16 meeting, where we intend, together, to plan IE evenings for February and March. If you are nervous about facilitating a whole evening, you can also propose a panel, a joint session etc. Further information from the IE co-coordinators: Chris Bullock (chrisbullock@shaw.ca  ); John Vanden Heuvel (sunvann@yahoo.ca ), Peggy Muncaster (muncasterpeggy@gmail.com )

–January 2nd—Manifesting the Inner Divine— facilitated by Peggy Muncaster

–January 9th—DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION PROCESS, facilitated by Steve Kinsella, with input from Chris Bullock.

–January 16th –PROGRAM MEETING CIRCLE (see invitation above), facilitated by Sanjara Omoniji.

–January 23rd –POETRY AND SONG CIRCLE—facilitated by Chris Bullock, Sharon Ford, Hendrik de Pagter

–January 30th— VULNERABILITY in the COMMUNICATION PROCESS, facilitated by Edward Butterworth